Category Archives: insects

Watercolor Milkweed

I collected a monarch caterpillar several weeks ago and at the same time I started a watercolor painting of the little larvae. As he safely munched fresh milkweed leaves, I worked on the painting. Within a few days a bright … Continue reading

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Waiting to Exhale

Early morning, not a leaf stirring, birds silently roosting, insects motionlessly waiting for the heat of day. It is as if nature has taken a deep breath and then paused, waiting to exhale. “Watching the animals come and go, and … Continue reading

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Preserving a Memory

I do “take time to smell the roses”. To savor a moment in time, to strive to remember all its details thinking that the memory will never fade.    But sometimes the rose in the field fades too quickly for … Continue reading

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A Noisy Silence

May has been a silent month.  A month of quiet activities that revealed the noises that so often go unnoticed, nature’s background music.  Just like chamber music in an elevator, the  sounds of nature need to be the center of … Continue reading

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